Santiago de Compostela

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  • 1. Casco Antiguo

    Neighborhood/Street

    The best way to spend your time in Santiago de Compostela is simply to walk around the casco antiguo (old town), losing yourself in its maze...Read More

  • 2. Catedral de Santiago de Compostela

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    From the Praza do Obradoiro, climb the two flights of stairs to the main entrance of Santiago's cathedral. Although the facade is baroque, the...Read More

  • 3. Mercado de Abastos de Santiago

    Market/Bazaar

    Built in 1941 and designed by architect Joaquín Vaquero Palacios, this charming stone building houses a lively and bustling market. Open from...Read More

  • 4. Cathedral Roof Tours

    Viewpoint

    For excellent views of the city, join one of the tours arranged by the cathedral museum that takes you across the cubiertas, the granite steps...Read More

  • 5. Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea

    Museum/Gallery

    On the north side of town, off the Porta do Camino, the CGAC is a stark but elegant modern building that contrasts with the ancient feel of...Read More

  • 6. Cidade da Cultura

    Arts/Performance Venue

    More than a decade in the making, Santiago's vast City of Culture, a controversial striated-stone-and-glass edifice on Monte Gaiás, was meant...Read More

  • 7. Hostal de los Reyes Católicos

    Hotel

    Facing the cathedral from the left, the hostal was built in 1499 by Ferdinand and Isabella to house the pilgrims who slept on Santiago's streets...Read More

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  • 8. Museo das Peregrinacións

    Museum/Gallery

    North of Acibechería (follow Ruela de Xerusalén) is the Museo das Peregrinacións, with Camino de Santiago iconography from sculptures and carvings...Read More

  • 9. Museo do Pobo Galego

    Museum/Gallery

    Next door to the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea stands the medieval convent of San Domingos de Bonaval. The museum within includes photos...Read More

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  • 10. Pazo de Xelmírez

    Castle/Palace

    Step into this rich 12th-century building to view an unusual example of Romanesque civic architecture, with a cool, clean, vaulted dining hall...Read More

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